Oct 17, 2016 - Food and Drink

Say hello to $2 happy hour tacos in Dilworth

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Babalu now offers $2 tacos from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Our Agenda team recently went their on a field trip to taste test tacos. Babalu’s tacos are normally $3 each.

Here’s three quick recommendations for happy hour at Babalu.

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(1) Sit on the patio.

Big fan of the bar that spans both inside and outside. Also, the outdoor tables with sofas are ideal for a group of four. We went there on a Thursday around 5 p.m. and it wasn’t crowded at all.

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(2) Order the guacamole.

It’s delicious and made table-side. It’s $9.99, but pull the trigger.

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(3) Order one of each type of taco.

This was the perfect order for a group of four. Each person then drafted tacos, which was awkwardly exciting and made for pleasant chit chat. Babalu offers 13 different types of tacos. Here’s a list of their 10 most popular tacos (not in order):

  • Ollo –  House smoked Joyce Farms mole chicken, smoked corn pico de gallo, cotija cheese, goat cheese crema
  • Carne La Vaca – Aspen Ridge Natural Beef tenderloin, pico, salsa roja, cotija cheese
  • Carnitas – Citrus braised pulled pork, roasted peanut slaw, salsa roja, pickled red onions
  • Carne De Cedro – Smoked Compart Farms pork belly, chipotle-citrus BBQ sauce, roasted peanut slaw, cotija cheese
  • Vegetal – Yellow squash, zucchini, crimini mushrooms, grilled red onion ring, red chimichurri, arugula, cotija cheese (add smoked mole chicken $2.95)
  • Atun – Diced tuna, fresno slaw, Sriracha lime crema, ponzu, crispy tortilla strips
  • Redfish – Blackened or fried Gulf redfish, fresno pepper slaw, jalapeno-poblano vinaigrette, radish
  • Camarones – Grilled or fried Gulf shrimp, cilantro slaw, radish, comeback
  • Ostra – Flash-fried Gulf oysters, hot sauce slaw, comeback
  • De Pato – Orange and soy braised duck, cilantro vinegar slaw, soy Sambal glaze, toasted sesame seeds
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Wash them down with their house margarita – Baba-Rita (Patron Silver tequila, agave nectar, fresh-squeezed sour mix, POM, triple sec). Enjoy!

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